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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • It's really hard to be an artist at the best of times.

    I don't think the open source ethos really applies to art or illustration in the way it does to code.

    Code does (mostly) useful work, and on an ongoing basis. Many of us contribute not because of ahy particular ideals, but because it has value for us directly and continues to have value for us over time.

    Even if a company is running the project, it's a direct win-win for both the company and the contributor.

    It's very hard to say the same thing of art. If t

    • I agree with most of your points here. Code and Art are similar enough that when I read the original blog post I initially thought "get with the program, this is what open source is about". But now that I think about it I'm not sure it's a fair comparison. We (my $work) have contributed are to open source projects, but we've always paid the designers who were doing the work.

      It's really a shame too. So many OSS projects lack good design and good art.